EWG Overall Score Breakdown
The product score is based on weighted scores for nutrition, ingredient and processing concerns. Generally, nutrition counts most, ingredient concerns next and degree of processing least. The weighted scores are added together to determine the final score. Read more about scores here.
EWG scored on three factors: nutrition, ingredient concerns, and the degree of processing. Read the full scoring methodology.
Considers calories, saturated fat, trans fat, sugar, sodium, protein, fiber and fruit, vegetable and nut content to differentiate between healthful and less healthful foods. For more information on nutrition concerns, read our full methodology.
Contains 25% of the Institute of Medicine's daily sodium (salt) recommendations based on adequate intake [read more]
Considers food additives, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and contaminants like mercury and BPA, which can affect human health and the environment. For more information on ingredient concerns, read methodology.
Includes ingredient(s) derived from animals that were possibly treated with antibiotics and/or growth promoters: Milk (Reduced Fat), Milk (Fat Free), Cheese (Cheddar), Cheese (Dried), Cream, Cheese (Parmesan), and Cheese Culture [read more]
This product has 2 ingredients with concerns as well as some contamination concerns:
Estimates how much the food has been processed. Considers many factors, chief among them, modification of individual ingredients from whole foods and number of artificial ingredients. For more information on processing concerns, read our full methodology.
Product has been classified as having moderate processing concerns
Products with moderate and high processing concerns generally have more artificial ingredients, more ingredients that have been significantly modified from whole foods, and more ingredients overall.
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